The Coromandel Peninsula is an amazing area of New Zealand for tramping, cycling, boating, family activities and sightseeing. If you are visiting as a guest, Mahamudra Centre offers a peaceful respite from your daily life, as well as a base for activities in the Colville area.
As a Buddhist Retreat Centre, we ask guests to follow the five ethical precepts and help create a peaceful refuge for everyone, as well as the conditions for introspection and meditation. Please see our Visit Us page for further details.
For information about what you can find around this beautiful area, here are some resources to help. There are many more attractions in Coromandel, so come and explore!
Colville Bay & beyond
Colville and Beyond offers attractions and events based in and around Colville. Stunning natural views and campgrounds include Port Jackson, Fletcher Bay, Waikawau Bay, and Stony Bay. The beautiful Coromandel Coastal Walkway connects Fletcher Bay and Stony Bay.
Coromandel Town features art galleries, a small-gauge railway, a gold mine tour, kauri trees, a local history museum, and events like the summer Keltic Fair and the Winter Illume festival.
Experience the many moods and stunning scenery of Hahei and Mercury Bay. Go scuba diving and explore the marine wildlife in the Hahei Marine Reserve or explore the wonderful coastline on a scenic boat trip or a guided sea kayak tour of Cathedral Cove, dig your own spa pool at Hot Water Beach or enjoy a round of golf. Art galleries and gift shops are spread across the area.
If you are driving to Mahamudra, you’ll be coming through Thames, the gateway to the Coromandel. Thames has a Saturday morning market, excellent cafes, historical museums, and more. Don’t miss the special bird watching and hot pools in Miranda, a slight detour on the way from Auckland.